Siminetti is proud of its ethical and ecological credentials and takes the greatest care when sourcing its range of natural products, to ensure they meet strict ecological standards and are sourced from sustainable, farmed locations wherever in the world they are grown.
Our Freshwater Pearl is sourced from shells that are grown for the natural Freshwater Pearl industry. The shells become a bi-product which Siminetti source directly from the farms in Asia.
Asia is the largest producer of Freshwater Pearls, producing some 1,500 metric tons per year and rather than simply discarding the shells from this production, Siminetti sources these shells and in conjunction with its partners produces our series of Freshwater Shell mosaics and decorative panels.
Our Saltwater Pearl is sourced from Pacific communities who depend on sustainable relationships with the ocean lagoons in which they farm pearls or harvest them as a food source. Our suppliers have for generations respected the origin, growth and delicate nature of these shells. Harvesting is done in line with local Government Fishery laws and a constant communication with our suppliers ensure we are informed and accountable.
We only deal with raw material suppliers who have a full understanding of relevant practices and legislation to ensure consistent, high quality products. They must hold a fisheries export license when appropriate, comply with biosecurity laws, provide Certificates of Origin and demonstrate evidence of the specific harvest area.
Our Saltwater Pearl is sourced from regions such as Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Pacific Islands, Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Tahiti. All our shells grow in specific regions based on water temperatures and climates.
Siminetti absolutely opposes the use of overfishing and exploitation of our worlds sea beds and actively engages with ocean charities who look to sustain our oceans for the betterment of marine life and the conservation for our futures.
Simon A Powell